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ALTA Certification Academic Language Therapy

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1. Paired association between letters and letter sounds; an approach to teaching of reading and spelling that emphasizes sound-symbol relationships - especially in early instruction.

2. International Multisensory Structured Education Council

3. A base word or meaningful unit in there terminology of structural linguistics.

4. r-controlled syllable

5. Selective focus on what is important while screening out distractions.

6. Stress or emphasis on one syllable in a word or on one or more words in a phrase or sentence. The accented part is spoken louder - longer - and/or in a higher tone. The speaker's mouth opens wider while saying an accented syllable.

7. Participate in classroom discussions - make speeches/presentations - use tape records during lectures - read text out loud - create musical jingles - create mnemonics to aid memorization - discuss ideas verbally

8. The term is also used for the language now called Old English - spoken and written by the ________ and their descendants in much of what is now England and some of southeastern Scotland between at least the mid-5th century and the mid-12th century.

9. Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing. Screening test. test phonological awareness - phonological memory - rapid naming...norms given in Percentiles - Standard Scores - Age and Grade Equivalents

10. Four adjacent letters representing one sound (eigh)

11. Construction and Reconstruction - Construct understanding based on analysis and synthesis.

12. Proceeds from the whole to the part - suggests that processing of a text begins in the mind of the readers. Meaning is brought to print not derived from print.

13. A class of open speech sounds produced by the easy passage of air through a relatively open vocal tract. A - E - I - O - U

14. Federal Law. Nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in programs receiving federal $$ - Civil Rights Law - to protect people with disabilities by allowing full participation in the workplace.

15. Academic Language Therapy Association

16. A districts dyslexia program is considered part of the basic - required curriculum. Therefore - state compensatory education funds can only be used to provide programs - projects - activities - and materials that supplement that district's regular dy

17. Ability to think reason and solve problems. Skills are usually measured by an individual test of intelligence/IQ test. Requires being able to generalize from past experience and use that knowledge to respond to new situations.

18. Multisensory Structured Language Education

19. Test of Word Reading Efficiency. Screening test. measures an individual's ability to pronounce printed words accurately and fluently. Generates percentiles - standard scores - age equivalents - and grade equivalents.Decoding - Sight words

20. The curved line placed beneath c to indicate its "soft" or (s) pronunciation - as opposed to its hard or (k) pronunciation. Students use the coding on c before the letters e - i - or y (the softeners) - to remind themselves to pronounced the (s) soun

21. A way of describing - in standard deviation units - a raw score's distance from its distribution means.

22. An affix attached to the beginning of a word that changes the meaning of that word.

23. Understanding of the internal linguistic structure of words

24. Present the parts of the language and then teaches how the parts work together to make a whole. Part of a MSLE Program

25. Two adjacent letters repressing a single consonant sound

26. State Board of Education Rule - District Board of Trustees must make sure dyslexia procedures are given to the district. - District must use SBOE approved strategies for screening and treating dyslexia

27. The writing system of a language. Correct or standardized spelling according to established usage.

28. Individual Educational Plan

29. A score to which raw scores are converted by numerical transformation ( conversion of raw scores to percentile ranks or standard scores)

30. The number of words which a reader can translate meaningfully in a given period of time

31. Whole language - Drop Everythng and read - evaluation through miscues - founds of whole language

32. Shakespeare - Samuel Johnson - first comprehensive dictionary of English - Noah Webster - first dictionary of American English - Oxford Dictionary published in full 1928

33. Phonemic Awareness - Phonics - Vocabulary Development - Reading Fluency - including oral reading skills - Reading Comprehension Strategies

34. Changes in curriculum - supplementary aides or equipment - and provision of specialized facilities that allow students to participate in educational environment to fullest extent possible.

35. The curved diacritical mark above a vowel in a sound picture or phonic/dictionary symbol notation that indicates a short sound in a closed syllable in which at least one consonant comes after the vowel in the same syllable.

36. The flat diacritical mark above a vowel in a send picture or phonic/dictionary notation that indicates a long sound.

37. Aspect of language concerned with meaning. Curriculum should include comprehension of written language.

38. Developmental Auditory Impercepion - Dysphasia - Specific Developmental Dyslexia - Developmental Dysgraphia - Developmental Spelling Disability

39. Scientific terminology and often appear in science texts - Greek roots are often combining forms and compound to form words.

40. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

41. Multiple Viewpoints - Analyze text critically - understand multiple point of view

42. Is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the

43. A spoken or written unit that must have a vowel sound and that may include consonants that precede or follow that vowel. Syllables are units of sound made by one impulse of voice.

44. A letter or a group of letters attached to the beginning or ending of a base word or root that creates a derivative with a meaning or grammatical form that is different that the base word or root.

45. Teaching that uses all learning pathways in the brain (VAK-T) simultaneously in order to enhance memory and learning.

46. A test in which a student's performance is compared to that of a norm group. Often used to measure and compare students - schools - districts and states.

47. To adjacent letters representing a single vowel sound

48. Instruction must include the six basic types of these and the division rules.

49. Individuals with a Disabilities Act

50. Statistical measure of the degree of dispersion in distribution of scores. Measures spread of a set of data around mean of the data. The more widely the values are spread out - the larger the standard deviation.